85th (Bucks Volunteers) (King's Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot

United Kingdom
1793.11.18 85th Regiment of Foot
1802 85th (Bucks Volunteers) Regiment of Foot
absorbed Bucks Volunteers [formed 1798]
1808 85th (Bucks Volunteers) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry)
1821.04.11 85th (or The Duke of York's Own) Regiment of Light Infantry (Bucks Volunteers)
1827.08.27 85th (Bucks Volunteers) (King's Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot
1881.07.01 amalgamated with 53rd Foot to form The King's Light Infantry (Shropshire Regiment)


Fuentes d'Onor, Nive, Peninsula, Bladensburg, Afghanistan 1879-80
Uniform: coat: scarlet lined blue or red, cuffs: blue or red slashed, turnbacks: not known, lacings: not known
1763.05.13 Col. John Craufurd [1759-63, 1777-83]] [also 3rd Foot]
1794.03.01 F.M. Sir George Nugent, Bt., GCB [also 6th Foot, 62nd Foot]
1805.12.27 Lt-Gen. Sir Charles Ross, Bt. [also 37th Foot, 86th Foot]
1806.10.30 Gen. Sir Charles Asgill, Bt., GCH [also 11th Foot]
1807.02.25 Gen. Thomas Slaughter Stanwix [also 5th Bn 60th Foot]
1815.11.27 Gen. Sir James Willoughby Gordon, Bt., GCB, GCH [also 23rd Foot, R African Corps; QMG 1811-51]
1823.04.23 Lt-Gen. Sir Herbert Taylor, GCB, GCH
1839.04.09 Lt-Gen. Sir William Thornton, KCB [also 96th Foot]
1840.04.04 F.M. Sir John Forster Fitzgerald, GCB [also 18th Foot, 62nd Foot]
1843.11.21 Lt-Gen. Sir Thomas Pearson, KCB, KCH
1847.06.01 Gen. Sir John Wright Guise, Bt., GCB
1865.04.02 Gen. Frederick Maunsell [also 53rd Foot]
1875.10.19 Lt-Gen. George Campbell, CB
1876.12.23 Gen. Arnold Charles Errington [also 51st Foot]
1879.09.27 Lt-Gen. Percy Hill, CB
1880.04.25 Gen. Sir Henry Percival de Bathe, Bt.
Nicknames: The Young Bucks, The Elegant Extracts
Marches: The Daughter of the Regiment
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